The bible says that, the second time, the earth will be destroyed by fire. Maybe this is nuclear, or maybe it is this methane danger?
By 2030, it is reported that the methane will possibly explode.
TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2014
High methane concentrations have been showing up over Beaufort Sea over the past few days, as shown on the image below. This follows the recent high methane concentrations over the East Siberian Sea.
The persistent character of these very high methane concentrations over the Arctic Ocean indicates that methane has started to erupt from clathrates under the seabed, triggered by very warm water reaching the bottom of the Arctic Ocean.
Methane eruptions from hydrates in sediments under the Arctic Ocean helped mean methane levels reach new records, with mean global methane readings as high as 1835 parts per billion recorded at several altitudes on August 17, 2014.
The very high sea surface temperature anomalies that show up on above image give an idea of the inflow of warm water from the Pacific Ocean through the Bering Strait. This is further highlighted by the combination image below.
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The situation is dire and calls for comprehensive and effective action, as discussed at the Climate Plan blog.
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Total Extinction Level Events by the numbers
Chernobyl – B/P oil disaster – Fukushima
Arctic Methane Threat…
People died—and are still dying—from Chernobyl
Chernobyl burned for 10 days and cumulatively harmed millions worldwide
Chernobyl is far from over
Untold hundreds of thousands will yet die
The B/P Oil disaster effectively killed the Gulf, and stopped the Atlantic current
The Gulf coast should be evacuated. Many will die anyway
Mortality and morbidity from Fukushima will surpass those of Three Mile Island and Chernobyl and the B/P oil disaster combined, by several orders of magnitude
Fukushima released between 600 to 6000 pounds of plutonium, while Chernobyl released hardly any
Fukushima radiation levels went up to 180,000,000 Bq/m³ per cubic meter of ocean water. The highest ever recorded ocean water radiation level in history was only 1,000 Bq. per cubic meter, after 2,400 open air nuclear bomb tests and the Chernobyl nuclear power plant meltdown.
Event Peak Radiation Reading In Bq/m³
2,400 Nuclear weapons testing peak – 100 Bq/m³
Chernobyl caused a peak reading of – 1,000 Bq/m³
Fukushima caused a peak reading of – 180,000,000 Bq/m³
Corium water continues to flow into the sea at 60 billion becquerels a day
Chernobyl was around ten times worse than 2,400 nuclear bombs going off.
Fukushima was around 180,000 times worse than 2,400 nuclear bombs going off.
May of 2012: The Wall Street Journal reported on a Stanford University study. Daniel Madigan, a marine ecologist who led the study, was quoted as saying, "The tuna packaged it up (the radiation) and brought it across the world’s largest ocean. We were definitely surprised to see it at all and even more surprised to see it in every one we measured."
Another member of the study group, Marine biologist Nicholas Fisher at Stony Brook University in New York State reported, "We found that absolutely every one of them had comparable concentrations of cesium 134 and cesium 137."
Every blue fin tuna tested in the waters off California has shown to be contaminated with radiation that originated in Fukushima. Every single one.
"It’s all physics now" Nothing can stop this. It was just a matter of time to reach a tipping tipping point, and that point is long past
(PBq = petabecquerel = quadrillion becquerels)
1 PBq = 1.0 × 10+15 Bq
Wait… It get’s better
There are about 5 gigatons of methane in the earth’s atmosphere
There are thousands of gigatons of frozen methane under Actic sea ice and permafrost
The Arctic is warming. The Navy predicts that all arctic sea ice will be gone by 2016. Ice reflects heat, water absorbs heat; thereby accelerating warming.
Glaciers are retreating 10x as fast as a decade ago
Methane releasing from the Siberian Laptev Siberian sea is more than the rest of the world combined. It’s estimated that there are approximately 2500 gigatons of methane hydrate in the Laptev sea alone
2500gt x 20 = 50,000 Tsar bombas@50 megatons each
(one billion tons = gigaton)
One Tsar bomba nuclear bomb = 1/20th of a gigaton
Just a 5 gigaton release would destroy the earth habitat, and all life on land and in seas
Scientists say that a 50 gigaton "methane burp" can and will happen at any time
50gt x 20 = 1,000 Tsar Bombas@50 megatons each
28 self sustaining warming feedback loops were activated from 2010 that cannot be reversed per Dr. Guy Mcpherson
The global grid will go down at any time
The 435 known global reactors will go Fukushima critical.
Methane will kill everything if ionizing radiation doesn’t.
Dr. Guy McPherson states that we are looking at near term extinction by 2030
This is what "they" have been hiding. "They" are scared.
This explains the underground bases, chemtrails, the Arctic seed vault, FEMA camps, coffins, Bermuda triangle, govt food storage. govt ammo purchases, etc
Everything else is a distraction. This will soon go viral
This is going to happen folks. It’s all over. We’re done!
Likely all life extinction by 2030 as Dr. Guy McPherson predicts
Jesus fundamentally must return before this happens
Shock as retreat of Arctic sea ice releases deadly greenhouse gas
Russian research team astonished after finding ‘fountains’ of methane bubbling to surface
Dramatic and unprecedented plumes of methane – a greenhouse gas 20 times more potent than carbon dioxide – have been seen bubbling to the surface of the Arctic Ocean by scientists undertaking an extensive survey of the region.
The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head of the Russian research team who has been surveying the seabed of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf off northern Russia for nearly 20 years.
In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov, of the Far Eastern branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, said that he has never before witnessed the scale and force of the methane being released from beneath the Arctic seabed.
"Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we’ve found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures, more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It’s amazing," Dr Semiletov said. "I was most impressed by the sheer scale and high density of the plumes. Over a relatively small area we found more than 100, but over a wider area there should be thousands of them."
Scientists estimate that there are hundreds of millions of tonnes of methane gas locked away beneath the Arctic permafrost, which extends from the mainland into the seabed of the relatively shallow sea of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf.
One of the greatest fears is that with the disappearance of the Arctic sea-ice in summer, and rapidly rising temperatures across the entire region, which are already melting the Siberian permafrost, the trapped methane could be suddenly released into the atmosphere leading to rapid and severe climate change.
Dr Semiletov’s team published a study in 2010 estimating that the methane emissions from this region were about eight million tonnes a year, but the latest expedition suggests this is a significant underestimate of the phenomenon.
Barring anything else, methane will cause a near term global extinction within
our lifetime. Certainly within our kids lifetimes. This is bad
DOOMSDAY 2020 – Arctic Methane Melting NOW
Dr. Guy McPherson
Feedbacks in 5 min
Published on Sep 15, 2013
Dr Guy McPherson gives a brief synopsis of self-reinforcing Feedback loops that affect
Climate Change. When this video was shot there were about 20 Feedback loops.
There are 25 as of 9/16/13.
Dr. Natalia Shakhova
filmed on 20th June 2014
A more conservative view:
How much methane came out of that hole in Siberia?
Siberia has explosion holes in it that smell like methane, and there are newly found bubbles of methane in the Arctic Ocean. As a result, journalists are contacting me assuming that the Arctic Methane Apocalypse has begun. However, as a climate scientist I remain much more concerned about the fossil fuel industry than I am about Arctic methane.
Short answer: It would take about 20,000,000 such eruptions within a few years to generate the standard Arctic Methane Apocalypse that people have been talking about. Here’s where that statement comes from:
How much methane emission is “a lot”? The yardstick here comes from Natalie Shakhova, an Arctic methane oceanographer and modeler at the University of Fairbanks.
She proposed that 50 Gton of methane (a gigaton is 1015 grams) might erupt from the Arctic on a short time scale Shakhova (2010). Let’s call this a “Shakhova” event. There would be significant short-term climate disruption from a Shakhova event, with economic consequences explored by Whiteman et al Whiteman et al (2013).
The radiative forcing right after the release would be similar to that from fossil fuel CO2 by the end of the century, but subsiding quickly rather than continuing to grow as business-as-usual CO2 does.
I and others have been skeptical of the possibility that so much methane could escape from the Arctic so quickly, given the century to millennial time scale of warming the permafrost and ocean sediments, and point out that if the carbon is released slowly, the climate impacts will be small. But now that explosion holes are being found in Siberia, the question is
How much methane came out of that hole in Siberia? The hole is about 80 meters in diameter and 60-100 meters deep.
It’s hard to say exactly how much methane did this, because perhaps the crater allowed methane to be released from the surrounding soil.
There may be emissions in the future from permafrost melting laterally from the sides of the hole. But for a start let’s assume that the volume of the hole is the same as the volume of the original, now escaped, bubble.
Gases are compressible, so we need to know what its pressure was. The deeper in the Earth it was, the higher the pressure, but if we are concerned about gas whose release might be triggered by climate warming, we should look for pockets that come close to the surface.
Deep pockets might take thousands of years for surface warming to reach. The mass of a solid cap ten meters thick would increase the pressure underneath it to about four atmospheres, plus there may have been some overpressure.
Let’s assume a pressure of ten atmospheres (enough to hold up the atmosphere plus about 30 meters of rock).
If the bubble was pure methane, it would have contained about … wait for it … 0.000003 Gtons of methane.
In other words, building a Shakhova event from these explosions would take approximately 20,000,000 explosions, all within a few years, or else the climate impact of the methane would be muted by the lifetime effect.
What about the bubbles of methane they just found in the Arctic ocean?
There were reports this summer of a new expedition to the Siberian margin, documenting vast plumes of methane bubbles rising from sediments ~500 meters water depth.
It is certainly believable that warming ocean waters could trigger an increase in methane emissions to the atmosphere, and that the time scale for changing ocean temperatures can be fast due to circulation changes (we are seeing the same thing in the Antarctic).
But the time scale for heat to diffuse into the sediment, where methane hydrate can be found, should be slow, like that for permafrost on land or slower.
More importantly, the atmospheric methane flux from the Arctic Ocean is really small (extrapolating estimates from Kort et al 2012), even compared with emissions from the Arctic land surface, which is itself only a few percent of global emissions (dominated by human sources and tropical wetlands).
In conclusion, despite recent explosions suggesting the contrary, I still feel that the future of Earth’s climate in this century and beyond will be determined mostly by the fossil fuel industry, and not by Arctic methane. We should keep our eyes on the ball.
N.E. Shakhova, V.A. Alekseev, and I.P. Semiletov, "Predicted methane emission on the East Siberian shelf", Dokl. Earth Sc., vol. 430, pp. 190-193, 2010. http://dx.doi.org/10.1134/S1028334X10020091
G. Whiteman, C. Hope, and P. Wadhams, "Climate science: Vast costs of Arctic change", Nature, vol. 499, pp. 401-403, 2013. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/499401a
E.A. Kort, S.C. Wofsy, B.C. Daube, M. Diao, J.W. Elkins, R.S. Gao, E.J. Hintsa, D.F. Hurst, R. Jimenez, F.L. Moore, J.R. Spackman, and M.A. Zondlo, "Atmospheric observations of Arctic Ocean methane emissions up to 82° north", Nature Geosci, vol. 5, pp. 318-321, 2012. http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/NGEO1452
What is the real threat?
And how does this methane relate end time events?